Dem Senator Bob Menendez: Obama Adm. Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'

Menedez: This feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday that the Obama administration sounds like it's getting its talking points on the Iran nuclear negotiations straight from the Iranians themselves.

Menendez made the comment during a hearing on the Iran nuclear talks following Tuesday's State of the Union address, in which President Barack Obama warned that he would veto any new sanctions bill Congress may put forward.

"The more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran," Menendez said. "And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization, when they are the ones with original sin -- an illicit nuclear weapons program going back over the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on."